5293 Planner 4 - Aviation

Recruitment #PBT-5293-067599

Introduction

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO REFLECT CHANGES IN MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (REMOVAL OF SUBSTITUTION LANGUAGE)

FINAL FILING DATE: FILE IMMEDIATELY
Receipt of applications may close at any time,
but not before Monday, July 11, 2016

This is a Position-Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. The current position is located at San Francisco International Airport. The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class in other City departments. 

SFO is a world-class, award-winning airport that served more than 53 million guests in 2016. SFO offers
non-stop flights to 46 international cities on 39 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport
also connects non-stop with 79 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines. In fiscal year 15/16, the Airport, an
enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $7.8 billion in business
activity and supported nearly 39,400 direct jobs.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to
redefining air travel. SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest project in the
Airport’s 10-year, $6.1 billion Capital Improvement Plan. View an Inside Inside SFO video about careers at
SFO.

POSITION DESCRIPTION :

Under general direction, the 5293 Planner IV - Aviation plans, administers and directs activities of complex aviation planning projects and supervise tasks and assignments performed by Planner IIs, support staff, interns and consultants. The 5293 Planner IV - Aviation develops, implements and enforces planning policies and procedures; gathers, analyzes and interprets planning data and prepares recommendations; prepares difficult and complex technical reports; represents the department in public meetings; acts as technical advisor on all studies and problems relating to planning.

This position will assist in the preparation of project budgets and schedules; and manage professional service contracts. The 5293 Planner IV - Aviation will serve as the project lead for upcoming airport development plan projects and will assist with environmental review of airport planning projects. This position will also be tasked with the following:

1. Analyze the airport's operational trends and evaluate the associated impacts to existing or planned airport systems, infrastructure or facilities
2. Develop airport airside and terminal infrastructure requirements evaluating techniques to optimize airport facilities to make more efficient use of airport airside and landside resources and better program facility development to meet forecast demand
3. Prepare analytic studies to assess the best use of airport property, real estate assets and infrastructure/facilities
4. Prepare summary briefings on planning and environmental issues/programs/projects for Airport management staff; manage the preparation of airport development plans, the Airport Layout Plan set, and other planning documents
5. Review and analyze market, financial, political feasibility of the Airport's capital improvements, development programs/projects and operation and maintenance activities.
6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. AND
2. Experience: Six (6) years of experience in city, urban, and/or regional planning, and zoning or related investigative work with at least two (2) years of experience at the supervisory level.

Special Requirement:
This position requires three (3) years of recent and verifiable experience in airport/aviation planning, including airport facilities planning, airport master planning, airfield/airspace planning, aviation demand forecasting, and environmental planning/permitting (i.e. CEQA/NEPA, BCDC, COE, USFWS, and CDFG).

The above minimum qualifications reflect special condition associated with the position to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

Working condition:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to work in a standard office environment which may involve prolonged sitting, bending and operation of typing, word processing and other office equipment; and ability to work evening meetings.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

1. Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations as they relate to aviation planning.
2. Knowledge of aviation principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources.
3. Excellent verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills.

Notes:
1. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and special requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
2. One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
* Select 5293 Planner IV - Aviation (PBT-5293-067599)
* Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
* Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
* Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications and special requirement must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications and special requirement.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Vicky Lei, by telephone at (650) 821-2022, or by email at Vicky.Lei@flysfo.com.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Selection Procedures

Oral Examination: (Weight - 100%)
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and special requirement will be invited to participate in an oral/performance examination designed to measure their relative knowledge, ability and skill levels in job related areas. Written, assessment type, or other performance-based exercises may be utilized. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final scores. Candidates’ scores on this examination process may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

Note:
Only those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and special requirement will be notified of the exact date, time and place to report for the Oral/Performance Examination. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and special requirement are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Seven Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional position-specific selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists. The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g. as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resources Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Position Based Testing:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting

Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

Veterans Preference:
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Exam Type: Combined Entrance and Promotive
Amended: 6/24/16

Issued: 6/16/16
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 067599
Airport/VL/(650) 821-2022

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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